Personal Narrative: My First Football Coach

Good Essays
Through the 10 years of me playing football I’ve had and met multiple coaches that I’ve liked of disliked, but at the end of the day you have to deal with them and play the sport you love. The first coach I ever had as soon as I started playing football was David Price and he was the best coach anyone could ask for. He was a tough coach meaning you had to work for your position but at the end of the day you could sit down and talk to him. Every year we played we had a winning season and never backed down from anyone. The practices would be awesome we would do drills to work our technique like: run drills, tackling drills, and in the end play a tackling game or play tug of war.
The best times of my life were playing with my little league team
…show more content…
It was a coach from another school that went to state two years before that and he brought his dad in that was 82 years old and he changed my way of thinking about myself and the others on the team from hating my coach to loving all of them and respecting them more than I have respected anyone in my entire life. Every day he would tell me that I was the leader of the team and that if I wasn’t showing that I wanted to be here and have the spirit to practice then that would change the entire teams’ effort of the practice. He is in the hall of fame for high school football because he was always positive and never put anyone of the players down like the coach before him. That made me want to play as hard as I could because at the end of the game I knew that he would be proud of me no matter the outcome of the game. The last game of the season was the hardest game not because we lost or that I got hurt it was because I knew that it was my last time playing for my coach that had built a strong connection and I will always have the most respect for him no matter what. The bond that he built with every player he has ever met was amazing on his birthday he told us how many people said happy birthday to him was almost all football players that he had coached and that have told him that he was the one that got them places because of the way he

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    The novel Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy, one of the most successful football coaches ever in the National Football League. From reading the novel I have attained many valuable life lessons that I could carry with me for the rest of my life. The lessons I have been taught are overcoming adversity, striving for you goals, and what it takes to become a champion. The book Quiet Strength is about a coach that had to overcome many situations because of his race and size. Coach Dungy started his college football career playing for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers being a successful defensive end.…

    • 949 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Have you ever been part of a community that was as close as a family? My high school varsity football team was my second family for three years and even longer because I had grown up with most of these guys. Throughout my high school career, they were there for me through hardships and struggles that came with being a student-athlete. My team was a normal group of guys who cared about each other and supported one another, but as high school football players, there are misconceptions that many people have including that we hate everyone on the football team and that we are all jocks. We are not all “jocks” and we don’t hate everyone who isn’t a member of this team.…

    • 1260 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    With smiles on our face we had one of the best practices that year, as said by Coach Reid Hamilton. The most significant event in my own personal development at Woodberry was participating in my first play. Even though, I had a fantastic experience playing Bengal football my Freshman year, because I grew strong relationships with a majority of my classmates. Yet, I really got into my stride at Woodberry after being in Don’t Drink the Water. I branched outside of my class and grew closer with Mr. Cirves.…

    • 631 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    We learned that our defense was not good at covering a pass. After our loss, we practiced this and improved as a team which prepared us for the next challenge. Football is a team sport, there is no one person that wins the game. Football is collaboration of 30 guys working together towards a common goal to win a game. I love working hard for a my team, and enjoy learning new things with my team.…

    • 580 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Tim Green Book Report

    • 765 Words
    • 4 Pages

    His new family is loving and caring, his new Dad is a middle school football coach, and what a coincidence, that Harrison loves to watch and play the game of football. Learning, and playing football and getting new friends, is perfect for Harrison. All good luck has to run out at some point, and for Harrison, this couldn’t be worse, he has a hurt knee, and has to go to the hospital, but it isn’t just a hurt knee. He has bone cancer, he has to fight through chemotherapy. He may lose a leg or two, but that won’t keep him and his soul off the football field.…

    • 765 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    High School Journey

    • 796 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Over the last two years I have had the opportunity to help lead a football team into two state title games and win one. This is one of my greatest milestones and I look back and think about my dumb decision to not play football my freshman year. I will always regret this decision but I will also always remember the hard work that I put in every day of practice to achieve all state honors as a three year player. I hope that the way I lead with my actions and words will help to bring continued success to Monroe City High for years to come. High school sports bring out the best and the worst of everyone.…

    • 796 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    If I can overcome this, I can overcome anything My father had always told me, “A small setback is just only a setup for a great comeback.” I had played football practically all of my life, from Little League Football to High School Football. It was my freshman year of Highschool, and football season had just begun. There was nothing to stop me from playing football for the rest of my life, so I had thought. I had just gotten back from Junior Olympics (for track and field) in Houston Texas, in which I competed in Javelin, and The 100m Dash, where I strained my hamstring after finishing the biggest race of my life. As summer came to an end, football was right around the corner.…

    • 729 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    A few weeks later I actually started to enjoy being goalie when we had our first game I was so nervous because I didn’t want to let my team down or be scored on. I surprised my self by being scored on only two times and blocking the teams other attempts. We won our first game and I couldn’t of been happier. As the season went on things started to pick up and I started to learn more techniques. While warming up for a game, our guy coach had me in the goal trying to score on me.…

    • 1109 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    My dad coached me in my early years in any sport I wanted to try. With each practice he focused on the fundamentals, not winning, and constantly reminded the team that the way we practiced is the way we would play. We became teammates by working hard and celebrating the effort each person puts forth. At the end of the week, dad never congratulated us on winning, instead focused on our effort, sticking together and never giving up. As I grew up and entered high school sports, my dad could no longer coach my teams.…

    • 1090 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Cowboys Owner Case Study

    • 766 Words
    • 4 Pages

    From the front office down to the coaches, and players, as well as fans we all know they can’t just pick up from where they left off last year. In the NFL it just doesn 't work like that. Team chemistry was a big part of the success the team had last year, and it should continue to be even stronger this season. As long as the team comes out of Training Camp healthy with no major injuries, take one day one game at a time. I like the Cowboys chances of competing for a Super Bowl.…

    • 766 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays